020: A WONDER-ful Podcast Episode

Our 20th Episode! Jam-packed with Dolly Parton, mythology retellings, Afrofuturism, and a sweet, donut filled romance. All that plus chatting up each other on the Read Across Lawrence book, Wonder which really is, well, wonder-ful!  Bookish News: Nebula Award finalists announced! Carnegie Award WINNERS!  Dolly Parton will present the 100 millionth book donation from her Imagination…
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019: Talking the poetry of truth with Beth Ann Fennelly

Polli and Kate had the great pleasure of interviewing Beth Ann Fennelly, Poet Laureate of Mississippi, about her collection of micro-memoirs, Heating & Cooling, as well as the intersections between poetry, memoir, and fiction. They also name her an honorary Scorpio. Listen in:  Learn more about Beth Ann Fennelly and her innumerable talents and awards…
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018: What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?

Bookish News: Awesome article on LitHub about inclusion in publishing. Dhonielle Clayton, COO of We Need Diverse Books (and former librarian!), said “I hate the term sensitivity reader. I prefer the term targeted beta reader because it’s more accurate. . . . I’m not being sensitive. I’m just an editor and it’s another level of editing.…
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017: New Year, New Reads

We took a break from our usual format to bring you this special episode FULL of ideas for bookish/reading New Year resolutions, and books to help you with your non-book-related resolutions! Books to help you accomplish your goals: Fitness The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise The RBG Workout Every Body Yoga (on hoopla) Organization Dot…
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016: Hope in the Dark

Bookish News: The LPL staff Best of 2017 list is here! Check it out! Book Riot’s 2018 Read Harder Challenge is live! Some sample categories: A comic written and illustrated by the same person A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author A book with a cover you hate (Ughhh. WHY.) A book with a…
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015: Holiday Gift-Giving Cornucopia Extravaganza!

Book Squad Podcast 015: Holiday Gift-Giving Cornucopia Extravaganza! We took a break from our usual format to bring you this special episode FULL of gift book recommendations (or just things you might want to gift yourself!) Listen to the latest episode: From Kate: Books for travelers— 36 Hours in USA and Canada: NYC, East Coast, West Coast, etc. (Browse the whole…
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014: Better Living Though Dystopia

Book Squad Podcast 014: Better Living Through Dystopia Bookish News: Audible has a new suite of features especially for romance listeners – Audible Romance. National Book Award winners announced Two Book Minimum: Unwind by Neal Shusterman When She Woke by Hillary Jordan (and Mudbound by the same) One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul A Really…
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